October 2016

Videos

Axes & Artifacts: 1957 Gretsch 6120 & 1961 Fender Bassman

December 14, 2015
In this episode we spotlight an iconic cowboy guitar that has DeArmond single-coils and we hear it through an early ’60s blonde head piggybacked on an unusual 1x15 cab.
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Demeter Bass 400 Amp and BSC-310 Cab Review

December 14, 2015
A new bass amp and cab that bring transparency, thump, and warmth.
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Faith FNCETB Neptune Baby Jumbo Cutaway/Electro Review

December 11, 2015
Boutique design touches and silky playability distinguish this Baby Jumbo from the mid-price pack.
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Rig Rundown: Collective Soul

December 9, 2015
Ed Roland, singer, writer, and guitarist of Collective Soul shows how to find your sonic space in a three-guitar assault.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

December 2, 2015
“Cooder-casters,” boutique amps, classic Gibsons, and a healthy amount of pedals give fire to Isbell’s brand of Southern-bred rock.
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What Bohlinger Plays - Rockabilly I, IV, V

November 30, 2015
PG’s Review Demo and Rig Rundown guru explains the ins and outs of a movable pull-off pattern that’ll immediately impart your licks with the sort of vibe you’d hear in a tune by Les Paul or Bill Haley & His Comets.
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Rig Rundown: Slightly Stoopid

November 25, 2015
Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald double-team guitar and bass duties with a pair of streamlined setups.
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La Bella Olinto PJ Review

November 23, 2015
A handcrafted P/J-style bass that nods to both past and present.
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Cort MBC-1 Matt Bellamy Review

November 22, 2015
Cort delivers an affordable, top-quality version of a Matt Bellamy Manson.
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Rig Rundown: JD McPherson

November 18, 2015
The retro roots-rocker shows how he gets yesteryear tones with new beauties from Fender, TK Smith, and Texotica.
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Big Tone Music Brewery British Overdrive Review

November 17, 2015
Two classic Marshall-style overdrive circuits are given EQ superpowers!
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D’Angelico Gramercy SG200 Grand Auditorium Review

November 16, 2015
D’Angelico’s foray into flattops yields a stylish grand auditorium model.
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Hovercraft Ionostrofear Review

November 13, 2015
Hovercraft delivers sophistication and menace in this massive-sounding fuzz.
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Rig Rundown: Desaparecidos

November 11, 2015
The indie-rock outfit jams with classic Gibson axes, baritone beasts, tube amps, and enough stompboxes to fill a store.
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Analog Man Envelope Filter Review

November 9, 2015
Analog Man improves an unsung but classic envelope filter.
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Vox AC10 Custom Review

November 6, 2015
Vox resurrects the AC10 as a more modern, but still superbly simple screamer.
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Rig Rundown: The Winery Dogs' Richie Kotzen and Billy Sheehan

November 4, 2015
The power-trio super group fulfills the promise, brings back rock armed with signature instruments from Fender and Yamaha.
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Benson Monarch Review

November 3, 2015
A minimalist 1x12 combo with point-to-point wiring, explosive presence, and phenomenal dynamic response.
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Rig Rundown: All Time Low

October 28, 2015
The SoCal punk outfit rocks a mix of classic Fender and ESP instruments with cutting-edge Kemper gear.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr.

October 21, 2015
Austin’s hottest son shares why he loves Epiphone Casinos and never thought he was much of an SG guy until the Foo Fighters gave him the ultimate gift.
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